If you're in southern Ontario, we've got two great shows we want to draw your attention to!
October 12 we're at the Gasworks in Hamilton and October 14th at Hugh's Room in Toronto, and for both of these we'll be joined by bassist Felix Pastorius, and drummer Doan Pham. These are our first Toronto area gigs in a year (Elizabeth, backed by Michael as side musician, has been busy promoting her new album Three Things) so don't miss them, especially with Felix on bass, as he's a very special musician!
Welcome to the home of Michael Occhipinti, guitarist, composer, and versatile collaborator. Michael won a JUNO Award (Canada's Grammy) in 2022 with Avataar, for Jazz Group of the Year, and was nominated for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year with Elizabeth Shepherd for ES:MO's The Weight of Hope. Both were part of the CBC Music Juno Awards Jazz Showcase, which you can see HERE. Michael has worked and recorded with artists as diverse as Don Byron, Bruce Cockburn, and classical pianist Stewart Goodyear, and is the leader of numerous projects including The Sicilian Jazz Project, ES:MO (Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti), Shine On: The Universe Of John Lennon, In Orbit (featuring Jeff Coffin & Felix Pastorius), NOJO (Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra), and The Triodes. Moving between jazz, global music, funk, pop, blues, r&b, and Chamber Music, and performing everywhere from worldwide festivals to your living room, please click on the various pages to discover Michael Occhipinti's many musical identities.